Firefighters uncover drug lab at Racine apartment building

RACINE (WITI) -- Racine firefighters called to a second-floor apartment fire on Parkview Dr. early Saturday, April 27th uncovered a drug lab.

The crews extinguished the fire and the fire scene transformed to a hazardous materials and crime scene.

The Clandestine Drug Lab unit from the Milwaukee Regional Office of the Department of Criminal Investigation responded to the scene to remove and take custody of the materials present.

The fire was reported by two men that noticed smoke coming from the rear of the home from a block away. They went to the home to knock on the doors and windows to warn any possible occupants of the fire then called 911.

The effort to remove all evidence and contaminated materials in the home had responders on scene until Saturday morning.